Be aware to listeners: this episode was prerecorded in August 2022.
2022: a 12 months of extremes. In the course of the 40 diploma summer season warmth, roads melted and railway strains buckled. The London Hearth Brigade had its busiest day for the reason that Blitz as file temperatures led to lots of of fires throughout town. When it lastly rained a month later, the Met Workplace warned of flood threat. However after a dangerously scorching summer season, we’re now worrying about whether or not we will afford our power payments throughout a protracted, chilly winter.
This was the 12 months that the local weather disaster collided with the scandalously excessive value of residing. However how are the 2 associated? Why are fossil gas firms making bumper income whereas the remainder of us are frightened about paying our payments? And may we keep heat whereas ensuring oil and gasoline keep safely underneath the North Sea?